St. Lucie County Beaches, Florida

With over 21 miles of white sand, Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County, Florida, offer visitors a diverse array of pristine, family-friendly beaches, making St. Lucie County one of the area’s most noted tourist attractions. Whether you’re visiting for a day or a week, here are a few beaches to include in your itinerary. We spent a a few minutes at each one of these and we may have missed one.  They are all wonderful clean family fun beaches.

We visited all these:  Blind Creek Riverside Beach,  Dollman B each,  Frederick Douglas Beach,  Herman’s Beach,  John Brooks Park Beach,  Ocean Bay Beach,  Walton Rock Beach, and Waveland Beach.

All in about a 20 mile stretch of A1A in St. Lucie County, Florida

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Avalon Beach, Florida (Vero Beach Area)

 

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Avalon Beach is an ocean to river community ideally situated on North Hutchinson Island, just south of Vero Beach, surrounded by park preserve lands.   The beach offers a firm sandy bottom and a beautiful view of the Florida coastline. Take a leisurely stroll and find the ‘gems’ we call seashells in a variety of beautiful shapes and colors. The park provides habitat for many species of wildlife. Threatened and endangered sea turtles, like the loggerhead, Atlantic green, and leatherback, nest on the beach during the spring and summer.

Pepper Beach Park, Florida and Navy Seal Museum (Ft. Pierce Area)

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Pepper Park Beach is a pretty beach with fine pale sand and blue-green water. A boardwalk leads you past scrubland where large turtles roam. Then you arrive at the beach where a cool breeze blows. The beach is wide open with condos in the distance. It’s great for a swim or building sand castles.

Just a short walk from Pepper Park Beach is the UDT-SEAL Museum. They share some of the same parking lot.  This is one place you need to visit if you come to Ft. Pierce, Florida.   It covers the history of the Navy Seal Unit since it was formed.  They do charge $10 her adult to visit inside.

This is well worth the visit.

Vero Beach, Florida

 

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Vero Beach is an elegant city with great beach area located along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Vero Beach is a haven for golf, water sports and fishing. Peaceful beaches, museums, nature tours and a range of hotels make Vero Beach a terrific vacation destination and an important part of the region known as the Treasure Coast. Vero Beach also offers a fine selection of shops – both downtown and in large shopping malls – and delectable cuisine for all budgets.

The park we visited was a perfect place to park our car and walk down to the beach. You can eat or drink at one of the many eating places near this lovely beach area. Just down the street are many shops and hotels.  This is an A Plus beach to visit for either a day trip or a weekend get away.

South Beach at Vero Beach, Florida

There is an area just south of Vero Beach Park called South Beach.    The homes are just breath taking.  South Beach median real estate price is $725, 000 which is more expensive than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 93.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.  A drive to this neighborhood is well worth the visit if you like to see Estate type homes located in a non-gated community. South Beach is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.  It has that wow factor!!

Round Island Beach Park at Vero Beach, Florida

Round Island Riverfront Park is located on North Hutchinson Island in Indian River County. The park has a small playground, a couple of picnic pavilions, and restrooms. There is also a wooden bridge and walkway over to the edge of the Indian River.

Horseshoe Beach, Florida

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Horseshoe Beach is an island located on the Gulf, about two hours south of Tallahassee. It’s coined as “Florida’s Last Frontier,” a motto that holds true.

There are no police officers, no traffic lights and everyone gets around in golf carts, occasionally stopping in the road to wave to neighbors and chit chat about their daily goings-on. We had to drive from the main road about 24 miles to get to this beach and then 24 miles back. The town is a living, breathing character. Completely void of any commercial stores, chains or franchises, it is humbly built off the back of the residents.

This is one of the most interesting beaches we have visited on our Florida Beach Trips.  The area was beautiful sitting on the Gulf with small boats out fishing and others enjoying the tranquility of this beach.  Like a postcard, the small fishing town is wrapped by the Gulf and the fishermen make their way through the channels and various canals that cut through people’s backyards.

How many people have heard of this beach?  Very few is our bet. We are glad we made the trip to see this remote beach.

 

Fernandina Beach, Florida

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Fernandina Beach is located on Amelia Island and is easy to reach, but hard to forget once you visit this beach and Amelia Island.  The Island has 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination and we can see why.  It is the northernmost city on Florida’s Atlantic coast.

American Beach, Florida

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American Beach is located north on Amelia Island in Nassau County.  During the time of segregation African Americans were not allowed to swim at most beaches in and around Jacksonville, Florida so several black-only areas were created. American Beach was the largest and most popular of them.  It is a small Beach on Amelia Island but very clean beach.

Neptune Beach, Florida

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Neptune Beach is a small, quiet coastal community nestled on the northeast coast of Florida between Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville Beach. Neptune Beach has a comfortable, casual and laid-back atmosphere that causes people of all ages to visit here to enjoy the beach. The hard-packed sand is great for cycling and the surf is super for the avid surfer. We found this statue featuring Neptune when we parked our car to walk down to the beach.  One of the few places we have visited driving with a 5 Way Stop Sign.

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

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Jacksonville Beach has gorgeous white sand beaches and your only minutes from downtown Jacksonville. It has plenty of beachfront and walking-distance accommodations, the beaches are a quick and easy escape from the everyday. A very popular beach with the local residents of Jacksonville. The beach area has a lot of condos and hotels to stay in as well as restaurants to choose from.